Britains Toy catalogue, 1979

Featuring toys from the world famous British toy manufacturer William Britain, as seen in the 1979 English, French, and German language mini catalogue. Britains are well known for producing durable and highly detailed painted toy figures, play sets, and vehicles, with sets such as the ‘Deetail’ line being much sought after by collectors in today’s vintage toy market.

On a personal note, as a child, I collected the Britains American Civil War soldiers, 7th Cavalry, Cowboys and Indians, and German Infantry figures. I also had one of the wagon and horses sets, and a selection of farm animals, and one of my brothers had numerous animals from the Wildlife range. This catalogue brings back a lot of happy toy memories 🙂







Thanks for looking into ‘Deetail’ with us 🙂 

4 thoughts on “Britains Toy catalogue, 1979

  1. Crazy! When I looked at the wildlife, I wondered which are extinct, now.
    When I think about it, I grew up blind as a bat. I wore thick glasses by grade 2.
    No wonder miniature anything never appealed to me.
    Hope you saw my answer to your comment on The Pollinators! Mailing time is getting close!

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